With Cal State Fullerton's women's basketball team off to its best start in three years, it was no surprise to Coach Maryalyce Jeremiah that the Titans would be up for Tuesday's game against ninth-ranked Ohio State.
The Buckeyes (5-0), Big Ten co-champions last season, received a scare from Fullerton before they came away with a 76-67 victory in Titan Gym.
"Everyone thought we would be blown out," Jeremiah said. "Our kids played a hard 40 minutes."
The Titans (4-3) stayed close in the first 20 minutes and trailed, 33-31, at the half, mainly because of Amy Torczon's rebounding and Wendy Anae's 10 first-half points.
The Titans outrebounded Ohio State, 23-12, in the first half and 40-26 for the game. Torczon had a game-high 17 rebounds.